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CLA This Week — 10/16/17

Events

Tuesday, Oct. 17

Art of the Reformation Joanna Lindell, Director and Curator of the Thrivent Financial Collection of Religious Art, will give a presentation on the Art of the Reformation at 7 p.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center, C&E Auditorium. Refreshments to follow presentation.  This event is free and open to all.

Wednesday, Oct. 18

The Fall MA Symposium The School of Writing, Literature and Film’s MA students will present on their research, delivering 15-20 minutes talks, after which they will take questions from the audience. The symposium will take place at The Center for the Humanities at 4 p.m. with a catered reception to follow. 

Friday, Oct. 20

OSU Anthropology Lecture Series  Dr. Nelson Ting, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oregon, will give a lecture titled, “Monkeys, Migration, and Microbes: Factors Shaping Migration and the Microbiome in African Colobus Monkeys.”  Dr. Ting will speak from 12 to 12:50 p.m. in Waldo Hall Room 201A. This event is part of the Anthropology Program’s“Tan Sack” Lecture Series.

Music à la Carte  Cameron O’Connor on guitar will take place at 12 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lounge. 

A Critical Discussions Roundtable: Romantic Studies in 2017 — The literary subfield of Romantic Studies has long by a locus of forward-thinking scholarship, criticism and theoretical work. But what are its central concerns and methods today? This roundtable brings together five Romanticists from different institutions to explore this question; their short position pieces will be followed by extended discussion with the audience. 4 p.m., Memorial Union Room 206. 

Join the School of History, Philosophy and Religion for a conversation with Kevin Van Meter, author of Guerrillas of Desire, about revolution, organizing, and everyday resistance at 4 p.m. in Memorial Union 213, Pan Afrika Room. The conversation is open to all. Food will be provided.

Illuminate and Provoke The Society of Photographic Educators Conference will take place Friday, Oct. 20 and Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Learning Innovation Center, 165 SW Sackett Place. The School of Arts and Communication and Spring Creek Project are conference co-sponsors. The full conference schedule is available here. 

The SAC Visiting Artists and Scholars Series presents a talk by esteemed photographer Richard Misrach, “Forty Years of Photography,” at 6:30 p.m. in LinC 128. A pre-talk reception will take place in Fairbanks Hall at 5 p.m. All are welcome.

Sunday, Oct. 22

Corvallis-OSU Piano International: 20 Dancing Fingers will take place at 5 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center. This event is free and open to the public.

Upcoming Events

OSU Center for the Humanities Proposal Writing Seminar — Members of the Center’s Advisory Board, faculty, and staff will be on hand to discuss the Center’s fellowships and other programs. Come hear suggestions for effective proposal writing strategies and learn more about opportunities for arts and humanities research support at OSU and beyond. Presentations followed by a Q & A. No registration required. Monday, October 23, 4-5 p.m., Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson.

News

PACE Course: The Conscience of Hollywood: The Rise of Social Protest Cinema — Hollywood in the 30s, in all its uncanny and prescient wisdom, was quick to respond to the social injustices it perceived at the time with a stream of hard-hitting and uncompromising entertainments designed to ignite the passions and fuel the hopes of beleaguered movie-goers across the country. View and study some of these films in this course which runs from October 28 through December 16. You can register here

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity 

World Languages and Cultures coordinator Tony Trujillo examined the online multilingual/multimodal communication strategies of gay Latinx men in “The Languages of Identity and Desire: Latinx (Re)presentation on MSM Dating Apps” at the third conference of the Association of Jotería Arts, Activism, and Scholarship (AJAAS) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. OSU accepted the organization’s invitation to host the 2019 conference in collaboration with Portland State University, University of Oregon, and Portland non-profit Unite Oregon.

Instructor of Music Nicola Nine accompanied the OSU Chamber Choir on Thursday, October 12 at a clinic lead by renowned choral music educator Kevin Fenton.

Professor of Music Marlan Carlson and Instructor of Music Sean Mills were both invited guests on radio broadcasts with legendary classical music host Peter Van de Graff on KWAX FM 91.1 in Eugene, Oregon

Elizabeth Root, Speech Communication associate professor had her article, “Staging Scenes of Co-Cultural Communication: Acting Out Aspects of Marginalized and Dominant Identities” published in the October special issue of Communication Teacher, which focuses on critical communication pedagogy.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Speech Communication Shannon Cruz presented “The Politics of Environmental Attitudes: Synthesis and New Directions” on Friday, October 13 in STAG 110. Two studies were reviewed: the first synthesizing historical trends in environmental attitudes that have culminated in the current political divide, the second exploring options for attempting to overcome it.

As part of acquisition of his work at the Museum of Contemporary photography, art instructor Evan Baden’s photographs were included in “Re:collection,” an exhibition of recent acquisitions at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. The exhibition closed last week. Baden also recently had three pieces from his first body of work purchased by the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, NY.

Art faculty Evan Baden, Julia Bradshaw, Kerry Skarbakka, Lorenzo Triburgo, and Matt Williams have organized the Northwest regional conference for the Society for Photographic Educators which will take place at Oregon State on October 20 and 21.

Professor of Art Julie Green’s “The Last Supper in Glasstire,” was recently reviewed in the leading contemporary art journal in Texas. Green continues to be busy on sabbatical, and recently gave a talk in Austin.

Instructor of Art Stephen Hayes discussed his new exhibition on display at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery on NPR’s Think Out Loud on October 10. Hayes’ “In The Hour Before” series portrays locations where violence has occurred in America, as seen from a Google Street View perspective.

Assistant Professor of Latina/o Studies and Ethnic Studies, Daniel López-Cevallos, recently presented the following: 

At the same conference, he served as discussant on the closing plenary session titled: Social Determinants of Health through the Lens of Equity of Social Justice, October 10, 2017.

Recurring Events

Fairbanks gallery coordinator and art instructor Andrew Nigon has a solo exhibition titled ‘t’ running through October 19 in the basement of Fairbanks Hall, room 004. ‘t’ is an installation of sculptures intended to create beauty by combining wild organic form and a geometric framework within single objects. Nigon’s studio practice is based in the dramatic visual language of the Catholic church. 

Fairbanks Gallery features “Spectacle,” photographs by Nicole Jean Hill and Alexis Pike, Oct. 2 – Oct. 21 as part of the Society of Photographic Educators Northwest (SPE-NW) Conference being held on the OSU campus. The gallery is located on the first floor of Fairbanks Hall and is open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. M-F and until 8 p.m. on Oct. 19 for the Corvallis Arts Walk. Art’s Julia Bradshaw curated the exhibit. She also curated Surface Tension,” a two-person exhibit with Christopher Russell and Rafael Soldi, which will be on view at the Arts Center in Corvallis until Nov. 9.

Hiking the Cascades: Photos from the Pacific Crest Trail, work by Eugene-based photographer Ed Pabor, will be on view in the Center for the Humanities until Dec. 8 (M – F, 10 – 4). Drop by the Autzen House and meet the artist at an open reception during the Corvallis Arts Walk on Thursday Oct. 19, from 4 – 6.

Spanish artist Dolors Escala’s exhibit, “Emotions & Sensations,” is currently on view at The Little Gallery in 210 Kidder Hall. The exhibition runs through November 9.

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